Proposed Child Care Regulation Changes

On December 19, 2013, Minister of Education proposed regulatory changes, which are subject to a 45 day comment period.

The proposed regulation changes directly affect children, communities, RECEs and child care centres.

By completing the short survey, we can gain a better understanding on how the child care community feels about the proposed changes to ratios, mixed groupings and staffing.

4. Do you have any further comments on any of the proposed regulation changes?






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answered 2014-02-03 11:25:22 -0500
Q: 3. What answer best reflects your view?


A: Ontario should add another RECE per age group for children under 4
answered 2014-02-03 11:24:49 -0500
Q: 2. The province is proposing mix aged groups. How would this affect the physical space of the child care centre you are associated with?


A: The space can be converted with additional funding
answered 2014-02-03 11:24:13 -0500
Q: 4. Do you have any further comments on any of the proposed regulation changes?


A: Most of the changes put more options in the hands of child care centres. These are positive moves that also balance what may well be a critical shortage in RECE’s over the next 5-10 years

answered 2014-02-03 11:23:18 -0500
Q: 3. What answer best reflects your view?


A: Ratios should stay the same (ie 1 RECE per group)
answered 2014-02-03 11:23:03 -0500
Q: 2. The province is proposing mix aged groups. How would this affect the physical space of the child care centre you are associated with?


A: The space can be converted with ease
answered 2014-01-30 16:18:37 -0500
Q: 4. Do you have any further comments on any of the proposed regulation changes?
A: Nope
answered 2014-01-30 16:18:12 -0500
Q: 3. What answer best reflects your view?
A: Ontario should add another RECE per age group for children under 4
answered 2014-01-30 16:17:42 -0500
Q: 2. The province is proposing mix aged groups. How would this affect the physical space of the child care centre you are associated with?
A: The space can be converted with ease
answered 2014-01-30 15:36:53 -0500
Q: 3. What answer best reflects your view?
A: Ontario should add another RECE per age group for children under 4
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answered 2014-01-28 21:49:44 -0500
Q: 4. Do you have any further comments on any of the proposed regulation changes?
A: I would really like to know if the people making these changes have worked with children and families in child care settings. I feel that these changes shows no respect for the qualtiy of work that is expected of Early Childhood Educators, children and families. I would propose a nationwide strike by all Early Childhood Educators until respect for the work that is done by everyone in the field is shown. Children are our future and we have a great impact on the lives of young children and their families. Children need the utmost care and attention and the Government needs to invest in young chidlren and make sure the highest qualtiy is provided. I am in this field for 21 years and nothing has changed with regards to providing what is really needed for the highest qualtiy care. All policies and procedures, Government legislation is needed but the most important aspect of early learning for young children is always sweept under the carpet.
answered 2014-01-28 21:42:36 -0500
Q: 3. What answer best reflects your view?
A: Ontario should add another RECE per age group for children under 4
answered 2014-01-28 21:42:11 -0500
Q: 2. The province is proposing mix aged groups. How would this affect the physical space of the child care centre you are associated with?
A: I would not want to adapt to this model
answered 2014-01-28 13:32:16 -0500
Q: 3. What answer best reflects your view?
A: Ontario should add another RECE per age group for children under 4
answered 2014-01-28 13:23:23 -0500
Q: 2. What do you believe would be the advantages or disadvantages of the proposed ratios?
A: Increased stress for RECE’s and other staff. Reduced individualized care for children.
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